By David Barton
The American public was once approximately disadvantaged of the chance to learn this publication.
In 2012 renowned historian David Barton got down to right what he observed because the distorted photo of a once-beloved Founding Father, Thomas Jefferson, in what grew to become a brand new York occasions best-selling publication, The Jefferson Lies.
Despite the wildly well known good fortune of the unique hardcover version, or maybe as a result of it, a crusade to discredit Barton s scholarship used to be introduced through bloggers and a handful of non-historian lecturers.
What occurred subsequent was once stunning nearly unparalleled in glossy American publishing historical past. less than siege from critics, the writer spiked the ebook and recalled it from the retail cabinets from coast to coast. The Jefferson Lies is therefore a historical past e-book that made background changing into in all probability the 1st booklet of its style to be victimized by way of the scourge of political correctness.
But greater than 3 years later, it s again as an up to date paperback version during which Barton units the checklist directly and takes at the critics who savaged his paintings.
And that s simply a part of the tale. Why did this booklet spark quite a bit controversy?
It may perhaps purely occur in an the US that has forgotten its previous. Its roots, its goal, its identification all became shrouded in the back of a veil of political correctness bent on twisting the nation's founding, and its Founders, past reputation.
The time has come to recollect back.
This new paperback variation of The Jefferson Lies re-documents Barton's learn and conclusions as sound and his premises real. It tackles seven myths approximately Thomas Jefferson head-on, and solutions urgent questions about this impressive statesman together with:
Did Thomas Jefferson quite have a baby by means of his younger slave woman, Sally Hemings?
Did he write his personal Bible, with the exception of the elements of Christianity with which he disagreed?
was once he a racist who hostile civil rights and equality for black Americans?
Did he, in his pursuit of separation of church and country, suggest the secularizing of public life?
Through Jefferson's personal phrases and the eyewitness testimony of contemporaries, Barton repaints a portrait of the fellow from Monticello as a visionary, an innovator, a guy who respected Jesus, a classical Renaissance guy, and a guy whose pioneering stand for liberty and God-given inalienable rights fostered a greater international for this kingdom and its posterity. For the USA, the time to recollect those truths is now.
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